Welcome to the ultimate REAL Wedding Workshop Experience! If you’re looking to up your game as a wedding photographer, if you’re looking to add some great shots to your wedding website and portfolio and deliver the essential items for your wedding clients this is the workshop for YOU!
Wedding is taking place at the stunning Double Eagle Resort located in June Lake, California, only 20 minutes from Yosemite National Park! To see the beautiful hotel where we will be shooting the wedding please visit www.doubleeagle.com
Lodging for me will be at the Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth, which is the location in the pin on the meetup.
*August 22nd- Approximately 7pm- Optional Group Dinner- Jason and his team will hold a dinner with the attendees that wish to join to get to know each other, share some local cuisine and drinks, and talk about the adventure they are about to take over the next couple of days.
*August 23rd- Approximately 1pm- Engagement and Bridal Shoots- Jason and the group will meet with the bride and groom to do a bridal shoot as well as an engagement shoot with them. This is an excellent opportunity to build a complete portfolio of this wedding couple as well as shake out some nerves for the big wedding day and get comfortable shooting. Jason will also take the time to help photographers who are struggling with their settings etc. to get better acclimated so they can get the most out of their wedding day shooting experience. After the shoots are completed the group will go to a local eatery where they will enjoy dinner, and then Jason will lead a discussion on what it takes to make it as a wedding photographer. This is getting down into the business and marketing end of things to make yourself stand out from the crowd.
*August 24th- Approximately 2-9pm- the day we have all been waiting for...a REAL Wedding at a beautiful venue!!! Jason and the attendees will shoot a real wedding for the bride and groom at the Double Eagle Resort and create imagery that will be legendary. These are the kinds of weddings that photographers wait a lifetime to shoot...and now it's your turn to shoot one. This is 7 hours minimum of wedding day coverage so get ready to fill up those memory cards with some images that will make your competition green with envy.
--About REAL Wedding Workshops--
Have you ever wanted to shoot a destination wedding with an award winning photographer and get his pointers throughout the entire wedding? Have you ever wanted to shoot a real wedding at a venue where award winning photographers shoot? Have you ever wanted to attend a workshop and keep the images to build your own portfolio? Well, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!!
Jason carefully picks the weddings that he will use for workshops taking into account the ceremony and reception venues as well as insuring that the couple gives him the appropriate amount of time to allow the group to do an amazing couple shoot on the wedding day so he can take full advantage of everything the venues have to offer.
BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY THIS WORKSHOP CAN BENEFIT ALL SKILL LEVELS. For those who are just starting out this will be incredibly eye opening. For those who have shot weddings and are looking for that next step...THIS. IS. IT.
*Where is the nearest major airport? Mammoth Airport (MMH)
*Is there shuttle service provided from the airport? No, there is not. Attendees are responsible to get themselves to the meeting location which is the Westin Monache Resort. From there Jason and the team will provide transportation to and from all shoot locations both on the engagement and bridal shoots, and the following day for the wedding.
*Where is Jason staying? Where do I stay? Jason is staying at the Westin Monache Resort. You are welcome to book your own room or stay somewhere nearby.
*What about GEAR? Do I need a ton of gear? Does it matter what brand I shoot? No, you do not need a lot of gear at all. In fact with the way that Jason uses LED lighting at his weddings the attendees will all be able to benefit from his lighting to get phenomenal shots. In regards to brands it doesn't matter AT ALL. Any brand of camera can take great shots in the right hands....so use the right gear that works for you. For the optimal experience we recommend having at least 1 portrait lens (85mm or 50mm), a zoom [masked]mm), and a wide (16-35mm or in that range). Those certainly aren't required but people always ask about what they should ideally have and those are Jason's go to wedding lenses.
*So do I get to use all the images I take at the workshop for my own use...really? Yep! That's the entire concept behind this specific type of workshop. I'm trying to help photographers to pursue their dream of having killer portfolios so they can further their career.
*Do I have to handle my own travel accommodations and expenses? Yes you do.
*Do I have to pay the entire registration fee upfront? What is the refund policy? Space is very limited so all registrations do need to be paid upfront. Refunds are provided only in the event that the workshop was canceled by Jason.
*I'm just beginning, will I really get a lot out of this workshop? Yes you will! I truly wish there would have been this type of wedding workshop available when I started because it would have saved me from making so many mistakes in my career.
*I'm a seasoned pro, will this help? Absolutely! Need to spice up your portfolio? Need to get out of the rut? Need an entirely different look and feel for your style and portfolio? This is for you!
*Is there any preparatory information or services provided before the workshop? Yes, Jason and/or his team will post updates and answer questions for those who are registered right here on the Meetup page.
*What is the maximum amount of people allowed? There will be a cap of 10 attendees to allow everyone time and space to get great shots.
*How will I get a release from the bride and groom? The structure of a REAL Wedding Workshop is that all attendees are technically second shooting the wedding with Jason Lanier. As such the wedding contract and release that the wedding client signs with Jason already stipulates that the attendees are allowed to use all images taken for their own personal and professional use.
*Are there any extra fees associated with the workshop that I should know about? Nope! Jason keeps it very simple. Jason's team will be shooting video and documenting the wedding workshop.
*What happens if the wedding is called off? While this has never happened there definitely needs to be a plan in place if it does. If the wedding couple were to call off the wedding (again it's very rare. In Jason's entire career of 300 weddings it's only happened once), the workshop would be held as scheduled but models would be brought in to take the place of the wedding couple. The workshop would take place in the same city and on the same dates. We do this because so many of the attendees take time off of work, book flights and hotels etc so simply rescheduling the workshop is not a viable option. In addition to the workshop, all attendees would then be given a credit towards a complete registration to attend another REAL Wedding or Standard Workshop at no cost to them so they could experience the entire REAL Wedding Workshop experience.